Monthly archive for February 2014

Charlotte entrepreneurs bringing Bitcoin to the parking meter

Charlotte entrepreneurs bringing Bitcoin to the parking meter

22 Feb 2014 / Charlotte Observer – Charlotte-based PassportParking Inc. is bringing a new form of currency to the parking meter: Bitcoin. The South-End-based company offers a one-stop, cloud-based command center for cities, universities and private operators to oversee parking, ticketing enforcement and event management. Passport has

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Bitcoin Basics For The ’76 Percenters’ Who Don’t Have A Clue What It Is

Bitcoin Basics For The '76 Percenters' Who Don't Have A Clue What It Is

22 Feb 2014 / Forbes – Bitcoin technology was unleashed on the World Wide Web about five years ago, but 2013 marked a time of unprecedented growth for the digital currency. As the price of a bitcoin increased over 6000 percent in 2013, more developers, entrepreneurs, and

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Asian trends provide impetus for creation of PHL bitcoin company

Asian trends provide impetus for creation of PHL bitcoin company

21 Feb 2014 / GMA Network – Bitcoin trading is a new industry, with commercial use of the digital currency still small worldwide and speculation making it very volatile. Why then would two enterprising Filipinas risk investment in this business?

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Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: What Is Bitcoin?

Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: What Is Bitcoin?

21 Feb 2014 / BOSTON (CBS) – It’s one of those things you hear about but you’re not too sure exactly what it is, even though it seems pretty important. And now that the first Bitcoin ATM has arrived in Boston (at South Station), it’s time to

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Bitcoin aficionados wash their hands of Mt Gox

Bitcoin aficionados wash their hands of Mt Gox

21 Feb 2014 / Financial Times – When Marco Crispini joined the Bitcoin meet-up in Tokyo two years ago, there were just a handful of members, assembling every month in a Shibuya fruit shop. As interest grew the proprietor complained, forcing the group – now holding weekly

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The Power of Bitcoin: Europe – United States – Africa

The Power of Bitcoin: Europe – United States – Africa

21 Feb 2014 / GetToKnowBitcoin.com – I got involved in a cool project on Twitter a few days ago. It not only was an awesome philanthropic experience but it also demonstrates in “real life” the power of bitcoin. This real life example is between three individuals from

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Bitcoin ATM on its way to Britain

Bitcoin ATM on its way to Britain

20 Feb 2014 / Telegraph – British investors will be able to buy and sell bitcoins from a cash machine under plans announced by an American company. The machine will be installed somewhere in London, although the company behind it, Las Vegas based Robocoin, could not say

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Winklevoss Brothers Offer an Index to Track Price of Bitcoin

Winklevoss Brothers Offer an Index to Track Price of Bitcoin

20 Feb 2014 / NY Times – Stock traders have the Standard & Poor’s 500. Bitcoin bettors will have the Winkdex. The new financial index takes its name from the Winklevoss brothers, famous for their legal battle with the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The Winkdex was released

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You can buy bitcoins at South Station

You can buy bitcoins at South Station

20 Feb 2014 / Boston Globe – The ATM at Boston’s South Station snatched the money from my hand and didn’t even give me a receipt. But my smartphone’s green glow let me know I had just invested $5 in the world’s most controversial, questionable, and exciting

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Entrepreneur Gifts Bitcoins to Washington College

Entrepreneur Gifts Bitcoins to Washington College

19 Feb 2014 / ABC News – In what may be the first college donation of the new electronic currency, a Bitcoin entrepreneur has donated $10,000 worth of the digital money to a Washington state liberal arts college. The University of Puget Sound said on Wednesday it

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